Daily Archives: 04/18/2019

American Airlines for daily non-stop NY flights to Guyana from December

– also expanding Miami to daily service

American Airlines is to begin non-stop daily flights from Guyana to New York from December this year or earlier.

This would be a major development on the New York route. American began flying non-stop between Guyana and Miami on November 15 last year and will be expanding this service.

Sources say that because of the success of the Miami operations, from next month, American will increase the Miami-Guyana run to daily Airbus 319 service.      Continue reading

Guyana Tourism: A Weekend at Splashmins Hotel and Resort – Pride News

An Enjoyable And Unexpectedly-Memorable Experience In One Of Guyana’s Tropical Forests

By Michael Van Cooten – Publisher/Editor

In these times of companies apparently maximising profits at the expense of customer satisfaction, when was the last time — if ever — you were completely bowled-over, by receiving much more value than was advertised?

My answer: two weekends ago.

From the afternoon of Friday, April 5 until Sunday, April 7, my beautiful, intelligent — and sexy — wife, Donna, and I, partook in the “Weekend Getaway” package, offered by Splashmins Hotel and Resort, in Guyana.

We had a pleasantly-fulfilling, enjoyable and memorable experience that far outstripped the benefits advertised by the hotel/resort — which was unexpected and surprising for me, even though we were foretold.

A few weeks ago, my wife’s lifelong best friend, Caesarine, had suggested — based on the fantastic time her son had told her he had, on his honeymoon, at the hotel/resort’s “Weekend Getaway” — that we should check it out.

Honestly, I trust Caesarine’s judgement, but remember, this was a second-hand recommendation she gave us, so I was a bit sceptical, since I normally set the bar high, when it comes to customer service and satisfaction.

Oh boy, did Splashmins blow my skepticism out of the water (pun intended).


Visa refusal and American intelligence on Guyana – By Freddie Kissoon

Visa refusal and American intelligence on Guyana

Mexico: Denials of U.S. immigrant visas skyrocket after little-heralded rule change

Immigrant Visas denied – as they could require government financial assistance

Balbino, a 33-year-old Mexican national who had entered the United States illegally 14 years ago, thought he had a strong case for a spousal visa: a wife and children who are U.S. citizens, a father-in-law who had pledged in an affidavit to financially support him if necessary, and a letter from his employer guaranteeing him an $18-per-hour job upon his return.

When he went for the interview, he was at the final step of legalizing his status, which would, he hoped, pave the way for a more stable life for himself and his family. Instead, the consular officer denied his application on the grounds that he could become a drain on U.S. taxpayers by requiring government financial assistance, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.          Continue reading

Guyana Nostalgia: Yu tink it easy? – By Geoff Burrowes

Guyana Nostalgia: Yu tink it easy?

 – By Geoff Burrowes

  The hilarious chronicler of all things Guyanese, Godfrey Chin, frequently asked this question. If I may borrow it, with acknowledgement to the author, I would like to apply it to the difficulties of emigration to another country. You may say with good reason “Who told you to go?”.

        My aunt Doreen had invited us to stay with her and her son Mike  if we ever moved to Canada. My mother and father-in-law had recently moved to Canada and Norma’s cousins the Ramphals and Kawalls had lived there for a while. I had a family of three fine boys, Brian, David and Ian and one of the things I hoped for them was that they would one day experience the joys of scouting, as I had!      Continue reading

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